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Understanding the Correlation between the Access to Relative Resources and the Frequency of Experien

Updated: Apr 26, 2022

Shriya Supreeth


This study explored the patterns of intimate partner violence (IPV) a woman experienced and examined its frequency in relation to the their access to relative resources such as access to education, employment and banking, during and post the Coronavirus induced lockdown in Bangalore, India. For the purpose of this study the researcher hypothesises that: the greater access a woman has to education, employment and remuneration, she will experience lesser intimate partner violence. The researcher then attempts to understand the determinants of intimate partner violence in urban Bangalore. The researcher also tests the validity of the marital bargaining theory (See III) among the women in urban Bangalore, in my paper. The participants of this study included eighty women who were married and lived with their husbands with or without children and families of procreation. Forty-seven women were educated; some of whom were employed full-time or part-time and some of whom were not employed due to various reasons, discussed below. While thirty women were not educated or were not sufficiently educated such that they could gain employment based on the educational opportunities they had received and three women who took part in the study were in live-in-relationships, were educated and were working.

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